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Pediatric Cardiology

Pediatric Cardiology


In "Pediatric Cardiology" branch, starting from the heart of the baby on your mother's womb, diagnosis, treatment and follow up of fetuses, infants, children, adolescents and adults, acquired and congenital heart diseases until the age of 21 are conducted. We sparate the heart diseases seen in childhood in two main groups as congenital and acquired (seen later). Unlike adults, congenital heart diseases are the major cause of childhood heart diseases. Children with congenital heart disease are born with structural abnormalities in the heart.

These structural disorders are the result of the very early development of pregnancy, often when your mother is not even aware that she is pregnant yet and as the normal development of the heart is impaired. Although it is not known what is the cause of the normal development of the heart, it has been shown that some viral diseases (measles, rubella, mumps, some microspheres affecting the cold etc.) play a role in this.

Besides, some genetic mutations (cardiomyopathy, rhythm disturbances etc) and chromosomal diseases (Down, Noonan) are among the factors that increase the risk of congenital heart diseases. Some of the medicines used during pregnancy especially during the first 3 months may affect the development of the heart and cause congenital heart diseases. In Okan University Hospital Pediatric Cardiology Department; detailed diagnostic tests such as fetal and pediatric echocardiography, exercise testing, tilt table testing, valvuloplasty and angioplasty for valve and vessel stenosis, intra-cardiac defects such as ASD and VSD, and angiographic catheter closure for shunts other than heart and a number of treatment methods can be applied. Congenital heart diseases require long-term follow-up and treatment by Pediatric Cardiology Specialist doctors and wherein new test and treatment facilities develop every day.. 

Advanced techniques such as Computerized Tomographic Angiography, Cardiac MRI and MR Angiography are used in Okan University Hospital for children with congenital and acquired heart diseases.


Services provided:


-Catalytic and Interventional Cardiac Catheterization

-Catheterization and Angiography

-Closing ASD, VSD and PDA (without surgery)

-Aortic Balloon Valvuloplasti

-Pulmonary Balloon Valvuloplasty

-Intravenous Stent (PDA Stenting)

-Coarctation Balloon Angioplasty

-Pediatric Echocardiography

-Two-Dimensional, Colored Doppler

-Transoesophageal Eco

-Fetal Eco

-Intraoperative Eco

-Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care

-Pediatric Rhythm Disorders

-Pacemaker and ICD Placement

-Holter And Event-Monitor


-Fetal Heart Program

-Tilt Table Test

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